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Hey everyone, I have a kzj78 but I'm pretty sure it's the same roof dimensions as a lot of the 70 series correct? I'm looking for a roof rack that can support a RTT but everything vehicle model specific costs around $2000 CAD just for the rack.... These vehicles have roof rails like vans right? Is there any universal method or some alternative to these high price versions or should I start saving? Thanks
 
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I currently have a set of heavy duty roof bars for a van, they required some trimming to fit an RTT but they work just fine and were about $70 USD. I used the same bars on my G-Wagen and 80-series too. I started building a custom full length rack, hopefully will finish it this summer. Any gutter mount roof rack should work, so long as it will adjust to the width of the 70 roof.
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Pretty sure this is what I have, only in black. I had to cut the tops off the towers so that the tent could unfold. Very sturdy bars for a very low price.
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I currently have a set of heavy duty roof bars for a van, they required some trimming to fit an RTT but they work just fine and were about $70 USD. I used the same bars on my G-Wagen and 80-series too. I started building a custom full length rack, hopefully will finish it this summer. Any gutter mount roof rack should work, so long as it will adjust to the width of the 70 roof.
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Pretty sure this is what I have, only in black. I had to cut the tops off the towers so that the tent could unfold. Very sturdy bars for a very low price.
Amazon product

Sweet this is exactly what I was wondering. I just ordered a similar black one for the gutters... I thought they'd work as they look identical to the van gutters but couldn't find any confirmation. I'll probably have to cut the tops like you but I like this low cost alternative.

Could probably even buy a second set and have a small really strong roof basket above the sunroof just forward of the tent...
 
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I also made little metal shims to help keep the gutter clamps from pulling outward, the tabs that capture the clamps were a little loose on mine and I wasn't terribly confident in the way it went together. With the shims in place there is a good solid connection. If you want I can get some photos later this week when I put the tent back on.
 
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I also made little metal shims to help keep the gutter clamps from pulling outward, the tabs that capture the clamps were a little loose on mine and I wasn't terribly confident in the way it went together. With the shims in place there is a good solid connection. If you want I can get some photos later this week when I put the tent back on.
Yeah that would be great if you don't mind man
 
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Sweet thanks for the pics man! I bought the Highland black bar carrier roof rack on amazon ($126 CAD on amazon) and installed it last week! This one didn't need any modifications to mount and fit the gutters perfectly. And I go say the rig looks pretty good with the roof bars as well. Got some kayaks up there as well last week.

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